Tool Cuts Down on Web Services Overhead
Tool Cuts Down on Web Services OverheadA little-known startup on Monday will try to make a big impression on Web services developers with a performance optimization tool that can eliminate much of the overhead associated with Web services transactions. Chutney Technologies Inc. will introduce its Chutney Apptimizer for SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol), designed to eliminate much of the processing overhead associated with executing SOAP-based Web services transactions. As enterprises begin to develop Web services applications based on SOAP and XML, they are finding that the standards exact a heavy toll in processing and I/O requirements for both the Web services provider and consumer. Each transaction requires that a request and response be wrapped into a SOAP message, then the request and response must be extracted, and multiple SOAP messages are exchanged over a network.
Chutney Apptimizer for SOAP reduces much of the overhead using a storage engine or cache locally attached as shared storage to a Web server cluster and a patent-pending mechanism to directly serve the output of Web services calls from the cache. The processing, I/O functions and network exchanges are bypassed for each Web service call that is made.